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Turkey detains four Iraqis plotting attack on US embassy in Ankara, says report
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Turkey detains four Iraqis plotting attack on US embassy in Ankara, says report

Turkish police on Monday detained four Iraqis suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Ankara, media reported.

Turkey defends plan to allow religious marriages amid secular controversy
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Turkey defends plan to allow religious marriages amid secular controversy

The Turkish government on Sunday strongly defended a plan to let state-approved clerics conduct marriage ceremonies, rejecting fierce criticism that this would undermine the modern republic's secular foundations.

Turkey arrests 32,000 suspects in connection with July coup probe
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Turkey arrests 32,000 suspects in connection with July coup probe

Courts in Turkey have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest ahead of trial on charges of links to a group run by US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for the 15 July coup, the justice minister said on Wednesday.

Turkey to release 38,000 prisoners to make space for coup plotters
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Turkey to release 38,000 prisoners to make space for coup plotters

Turkey has issued a decree that will pave the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for coup plotters.

Turkey: Post failed coup, democracy is giving way to consolidation of absolute power
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Turkey: Post failed coup, democracy is giving way to consolidation of absolute power

In the wake of the coup attempt, an anti-coup stance has become a unifying force for different political factions in Turkey.

Turkey-US relations at stake if Gulen, the 15 July coup master-mind does not extradite
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Turkey-US relations at stake if Gulen, the 15 July coup master-mind does not extradite

The Turkish-US relations could be affected if Washington does not extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of being behind the 15 July coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Turkey lifts ban on head scarf, secularists say govt pushing Islamic agenda
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Turkey lifts ban on head scarf, secularists say govt pushing Islamic agenda

The ban, whose roots date back almost 90 years to the early days of the Turkish Republic, has kept many women from joining the public work force, but secularists see its abolition as evidence of the government pushing an Islamic agenda.